By ANNA USHER

Hey lovebirds! The countdown is on to Valentine’s Day and the Public Dining Room at Balmoral is dialling up the romance for 2022.

After two years of missed opportunities to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and weddings, the award-winning restaurant has created a bespoke menu to sweep you off your feet on Monday 14 February.

Events and Marketing Manager Salli Odling says diners can choose from either an intimate lunch – or dinner – overlooking beautiful Balmoral Beach.

“With gorgeous views & a delicious menu, this Valentine’s Day promises to be one to remember,” she says.

Public Dining Room will offer an la carte lunch on Monday, and a stunning Set Menu for dinner.

Priced at just $125 per person, the four-course meal starts with Amuse Bouche of spiced baby beetroot, pumpkin gel and ricotta or cured smoked king salmon with avocado mousse and a wild rice cracker.

It’s a tempting taste of the culinary journey to come.

Entrée choices of Bangalow pork belly, Yellowfin tuna, pan seared scallops or heritage cauliflower set the scene, followed by a decadent choice of Mains to enjoy with your “special someone”.

Enjoy a specially curated dessert selection, then take an afternoon walk along Balmoral Beach that will leave your lover super impressed and feeling appreciated!

Valentine’s Day Menu

Monday 14th February 2022
$125 per person

Amuse Bouche

Spiced baby beetroot, pumpkin gel, smoked house made ricotta (gf)

Cured seared king salmon, avocado mousse, wild rice cracker – (gf) (df)

Entree

Yellowfin tuna, citrus and macadamia honey glaze, compressed cucumber, dill, fig, mint (gf, df)

Pan seared scallops, apple foam, boudin noir sausage, endive (gf)

Heritage cauliflower, green queen’s olives, fermented kombu vinaigrette, white anchovy, black sesame buffalo yoghurt (gf)

Bangalow spiced pork belly, mushroom consommé, chestnut puree, braised kale, crispy eschalot (gf)

Mains

Market fish, toasted fennel and miso puree, zucchini flower, ginger crisps, dill and lemon olive oil (gf)

Chargrilled eye fillet, truffle eggplant purée, confit king brown mushroom, baby beets, red wine jus

Pan fried corn-fed chicken breast, broccoli and cauliflower rice, pumpkin mascarpone, pomegranate glaze, chicken jus

Sweetcorn risotto, caramelised brussel sprout, chives buffalo curd, toasted macadamia snow (gf)

Dessert

Valrhona chocolate mousse, salted caramel, feuilletine, compressed pear

Pavlova, lychee gel, pistachio chantilly, raspberry sorbet

A selection of three cheeses served w/ fresh pear, fig jam, muscatels, housemade lavosh

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